From February 21-28, 2015, Arts & Sciences is hosting its first ever Ampersand Week to celebrate the liberal arts on campus. Though made up of dozens of unique fields, we in Arts & Sciences are united by our relentless drive to understand the world around us. We ask questions and push against the boundaries of the known world. We know that complex challenges require more than one approach and one solution, and we take joy in the journey of discovery.
Join us the last week of February as we highlight the many facets of the Arts & Sciences and celebrate the thing that holds us together: curiosity.
So what's the lineup?
Saturday, February 21:
20th Annual Graduate Research Symposium
12:00 pm, Whitaker Hall Atrium
Monday, February 23:
Symphony Orchestra Concert
7:30 pm, E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall, 560 Music Center
Tuesday, February 24:
When I'm 64 at Tuesday Tea @ 3
3:00 pm, Tisch Commons, DUC
Classic Texts in Troubled Times
4:30 pm, Umrath Hall, Rm 140
Thursday, February 26:
Ice Cream and Innovation
3:00 pm, Rettner Gallery, Laboratory Sciences Building
"Celebrating Curiosity" with Radiolab
4:30 pm, Graham Chapel
Jazz at Holmes
8:00 pm, Ridgely Hall, Holmes Lounge
Performance by Kara Baldus, William Lenihan, & Steve Davis with guest performance by Provost Holden Thorp
Friday, February 27:
"How the Liberal Arts Shaped My Career" Alumni Panel
12:00 pm, Women's Building Formal Lounge
Blues for Mr. Charlie
(Note: Performances run Feb 20-22; 27-Mar 1)
8:00 pm, Edison Theatre
Saturday, February 28:
MLA Saturday Lecture Series: "Night and the City: Race, Riots, and the Rise and Fall of Urban America"
11:00 am, Simon Hall, May Auditorium
Want to know more?
Follow along on the Arts & Sciences Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram channels and use #ampweek to keep up with all the latest announcements and share your own experiences.
These events are made possibly by support funding from the Office of the Provost, the Assembly Series, and Arts & Sciences.
Contact Rebecca King at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich are the hosts and producers of the syndicated public radio program Radiolab, a Peabody Award-winning show that blurs the boundaries between science, philosophy, and human experience. Abumrad and Krulwich will speak on February 26th at 4:30pm in Graham Chapel.
Tickets are free and open to the public at the Edison Theater Box Office in Mallinckrodt Hall on the Danforth Campus.
Can't make it? Watch the livestream here.
What's the deal with the Ampersand?
Dean Jen Smith explains why the Ampersand is so important to the very core of Arts & Sciences.